The Great British Tea Taste Test
There’s nothing quite like a cup of tea – but who really makes the best cuppa?
Our mum panel conducted a blind taste test of hundreds of cuppas (and a few biscuits too), to find you the best type of tea to suit your mood. So grab a cup and read our full guide to our mum’s top teas:
Best for relaxing (even whilst pregnant)
teapigs Chamomile Flowers Caffeine Free Tea
Our mum panel really liked the teabag’s pyramid design as you could see the chamomile flowers – making this a bit of a posh cuppa. The tea had a lovely aromatic smell and tasted really good too despite the lack of caffeine, making a great relaxing treat that even expectant mums can enjoy.
Best for summer
Tesco Finest Mango and Passion Fruit Tea
A great alternative for when you still crave tea even in the sunshine, this fruity drink, had a sweet, exotic taste, but could have been a bit stronger. We loved the taste and the fact that it didn’t have an overpowering smell, just leave the bag in for a bit longer if you need waking up!
Best pick-me-up for bleary-eyed mornings
Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Earl Grey
One of our firm favourites, this tea had a strong but delicate and distinctive Earl Grey flavour, which made it refreshing but still light enough to enjoy throughout the day.
Best weekend treat
Whittard of Chelsea English Breakfast Black Leaf tea
We love Whittard’s range of teas, which always make us feel a little bit luxurious – but being loose leaf, we think these are best enjoyed at the weekend, when you’ve got a bit more time. The classic English Breakfast blend was our favourite, as it really packs a punch, tastes as good as it smells and puts a big smile on your face in the morning. We’re told it’s especially good with a fry-up!
Best exotic flavour
Tesco Finest Chocolate Tea
This love it or hate it tea divided the panel! A definite must-try, some people likened it to a weak hot chocolate and said it would make a good low calorie alterative, but others didn’t enjoy the mixed and unique flavour. A must for choc-o-holics and mums who want something a bit different!
Tesco Finest Vanilla Chai Tea
This traditional Indian spiced tea had a lovely Christmassy smell and tasted great with or without milk, offering an exotic twist to your average morning cuppa. The spices are subtle enough to suit most tastes, but those who want a real kick can leave it to stew for five minutes for something stronger.
And finally...Best classic cuppa
The Co-operative Fairtrade 99 Teabags
This tea was a great all-rounder, with a good strong taste that got a big thumbs up from nearly the whole panel. Another big tick as it’s a fairtrade product and as it comes in a big box, you get excellent value for money. We love!